Grand Theft Auto 4 Patch Released

Rockstar Games today released an update for Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, 360) targeting a number of online multiplayer issues in the open-world shooter.

The patch addresses numerous connectivity problems such as freezes during certain game modes, and bugs in races and race lobbies. The new update also fixes certain exploits, including one that allowed players to inflate scores in the Cops 'n Crooks gametype.

The latest update will be downloaded automatically upon starting up Grand Theft Auto IV on either platform. The full patch notes are viewable below.

From the Rockstar Social Club:

  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to enter or exit vehicles in GTA Race.
  • Fixed an issue where scripted vehicles were causing games to unexpectedly crash.
  • Improved reliability and frequency of PS3's online leaderboard updates.
  • Fixed a rare hang some players encountered when moving from a Race or GTA Race lobby into gameplay.
  • Fixed a hang that would occur when players were switching teams during the countdown in the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to get ridiculously high scores from Cops 'n Crooks matches.
  • Changed GTA Race and Race so that the last player remaining always receives a reward of $250.
  • Fixed an issue where spectating players would prevent the game from finishing.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to spectate in Round 2 of Cops 'n Crooks games.
  • Changed countdown timer in lobby so that it no longer resets when new players join a game.
  • Changed the kick option so that kicked players are no longer brought back to single player.

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    June 23, 2008 10:35 AM


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      June 23, 2008 10:43 AM

      It doesn't work if you're in a mission. None of the friend abilities seem to. Makes them pretty useless and the insecure attention-seeking sulky friends even more annoying than they were already.

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        June 23, 2008 10:54 AM

        Kiki's ability does. I've used it to pass missions.

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          June 23, 2008 10:59 AM

          I've used lots of friend's abilities during missions. They just don't let you over-use any of them. Carmen's thing is definitely busted as hell though. It's worked ONCE out of the maybe 25 times I've tried it.

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            June 23, 2008 12:25 PM

            Who the fuck are Carmen and Kiki?

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              June 23, 2008 1:37 PM

              Chicks you can date. You meet them over the in-game internet.

              One is available through the dating site, with one other being available on craplist

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